Epic Thrill of a Lifetime! Mount Toubkal 3-Day Trek

3 Days

Get ready for the thrill of a lifetime, on our Mount Toubkal 3-day small-group trek. We’ll take you on an epic adventure that will take you to the summit of the highest mountain in North Africa. With time to explore the traditions and cuisine of the Atlas Mountain villages, our trek is sure to be a highlight of your Moroccan holiday.

Your journey begins with a pick-up from either Marrakech city center (Hotel Ali cafe) at 7:30 PM or Marrakech Airport at 8:00 PM. You will then be driven to the charming mountain village of Imlil, where you can enjoy a delicious welcome dinner and take in the stunning panoramic views of the High Atlas mountains.

During your trek, you will have the opportunity to explore the beautiful natural landscapes of Mount Toubkal and its surrounding areas. and climb to the summit of Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa at 4,167 meters.

You will be staying at Hotel Ghazal Imlil, a traditional guest house that will provide you with a comfortable and authentic Moroccan experience. Rest assured that all your needs will be taken care of on this trip. All your meals, accommodation, and transfers are included, so you can relax and focus on the experience.

The trek will last for 3 days, and each day will involve around 5-6 hours of walking, with plenty of breaks to rest, take in the scenery, and enjoy a delicious packed lunch.

On the final day of the trek, you will return to Imlil for a farewell lunch before being driven back to Marrakech.

Itinerary

On Day 1, you’ll be picked up from Marrakech and taken to the mountain village of Imlil, where you’ll enjoy a welcome dinner and take in the panoramic views of the mountains from your accommodation at Hotel Ghazal Imlil.

1 hour
Breakfast, Dinner

 In the morning you’ll give your main bag to the muleteers to take care of your luggage and we will leave and go through the Berber villages and the sacred shrine of Sidi Chamharouch (2400m), where we will enjoy the picnic lunch. After a break, we continue our climb to Refuge Toubkal at 3207m above sea level. Dinner and overnight at the shelter, where you can rest and prepare for the summit hike on Day 3.

5 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight in the Refuge.

Day 3 begins early with a 5 am breakfast, and a steady hike up to the summit of Mt Toubkal at 4,167m. The sunrise view from the summit is simply stunning, with the snowy peak offering a view of the green Anti-Atlas mountains and even the Sahara desert! After taking some time to enjoy the view, you’ll then begin the 6-hour descent back to Imlil. The driver is waiting in the village to return to Marrakech and drop you at your accommodation late afternoon. 6 hours of walking.

All food, accommodation, and transfers are included on this trip, making it a hassle-free and unforgettable adventure. Book now to experience the High Atlas mountains like never before!

9 hours
Lunch

Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  • A local guide
  • Food
  • Mule for luggage
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in camp or in the refuge depending on the season.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International flights
  • Mineral water
  • Personal travel/rescue insurance
  • mountain equipment
  • Any visa fees
  • Tips
What equipment should I bring?

Winter season (Nov – Mar)
Winter can be quite cold on Mt Toubkal, with temperatures on the summit going as low as -20°C. March starts to warm up with a higher chance of rain.

Early/late season (Apr-May & Oct)
Temperatures at lower altitudes can reach 26°C, with little chance of rain. The summit can still go as low as -10°C with wind chill.

Summer (Jun-Sep)
June has a higher chance of rain but still stays warm. July to Sept are the hottest months with temperatures at the lowest altitudes reaching 30°C. The summit of Toubkal can be as low as -10°C with wind chill

What kit should I bring?

What kit should I bring?

The weather during the trip can range from highs of 30°C in Marrakech to lows of around -10°C (with patches of snow) on the summit of Toubkal, especially between December and the end of March.
Here are the documents and clothing/items you’ll need to bring:
Documents:
• Passport & visa (if needed)
• Travel insurance details
• Boarding passes for flights
• Wallet
• Pen for filling in arrivals form
Clothing:
• 2-3 base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
• Fleece/soft-shell jacket
• Waterproof jacket
• Insulated jacket for warmth, if possible (from e.g. Rab, Alpkit, Mountain Equipment)
• Spare clothes for Marrakech
• Underwear
• Base-layer trousers (optional)
• Trekking Trousers
• Waterproof trousers
• Shorts
• Swimwear for Marrakech (optional)
• 2 pairs of thick wool hiking socks
• Warm Gloves and Hat
• Walking Boots
• Footwear for Marrakech
Other:
• Large rucksack for the mules/porters
• Daysack (25-35L)
• 3L of water bottles (minimum)
• Sunglasses
• Suncream
• Sunhat
• Insect repellent
• Glasses/contact lenses (if needed)
• Sleeping bag (2-3 seasons)
• Bathroom items including travel towel
• Electronics – Head torch, travel adaptor (French plug style), phone & charger
• Lip balm
• Book/mp3 player (optional)
• Walking poles (optional – available to rent for €3) & crampons (€6), ice axe (€3)

Can I consider myself sufficiently fit?

The summit day can be 9-10 hours (with lots of breaks) so you do need a good level of fitness. We recommend training with jogging or sports 1-2 times a week, in the run-up to your trip.

Do I need to carry all my stuff up the mountain?

The local guides utilize mules to transport your primary luggage, enabling you to only carry a small bag with essentials like water, sunscreen, and rain gear during your trek.

Do you have a place to leave your luggage?

yes, we have a place to leave your luggage

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Epic Thrill of a Lifetime! Mount Toubkal 3-Day Trek
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/ Adult
  • first night in Hotel and camp or in the refuge depending on the season.
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